B V Panduranga Rao (b Sept 20, 1944) of Bengaluru has won 2 State and National awards and his cartoon have been published in 10 international cartoon contests and selected for awards 15 times from July 1, 2015 to June, 30, 2016. Some of the highlights of the awards he received are — a cash award of 5,000 R dollars at Piracicaba, Brazil - 2015, a cash award of USD 500 at China - 2015, Special Prize (4th position) at Haifa , Israel - 2015, Award of Excellency and Diploma at Humo Deva contest, Romania. He has received 14 awards/ recognitions in just one year at international contests.